Films That Inspire Travel

Have you ever seen a film whose location has inspired you to travel there? Or perhaps you've read a book that describes a part of the world so wonderfully that you feel you must go?

You’re not alone; many big screen films have been motivated us to travel. Here's a look at some of the films that have inspired millions to travel:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, has inspired millions to set off to the Big Apple, and most certainly take a view through the famous New York windows of the luxury jewellery store, Tiffany’s.

Spine chilling movie, The Beach, starring Leonard Dicaprio, didn’t put viewers off the majestic Thailand. The beautiful scenery has inspired thousands to travel to Maya Bay in Thailand.

Fans of Abba or not, Mamma Mia, which starred a host of famous actors, including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters, has helped boost tourism in the stunning Greek islands.

Bestselling book, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, inspired many a traveller to Kefalonia and millions more once it was adapted into a major film.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy was an instant box office smash. Set in New Zealand, the stunning scenery was an instant hit and resulted in inspiring many travellers to explore this truly awe-inspiring island.

Uplifting film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, captivated the hearts of millions as it showcased India’s Jaipur.

Many have followed in the footsteps of Maria, and sung their hearts out in the Alps after seeing The Sound of Music.

Triple Golden Globe winning, Lost in Translation, which stared Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, put the Japanese city of Tokyo firmly on the wish list of many travellers.

San Francisco has seen an influx of tourists eager to see the city due to its big screen appearances – some of the classic films to inspire travel to San Francisco include Dirty Harry, the Birdman of Alcatraz and of course, Steve McQueen in his Mustang, in Bullitt.

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